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Old 01-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
jkdouglasusa
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Red face Why is boot floppy disk made in RawWriteWin for Mandrake doesn't work?


I've created a boot disk in Windows 98 system using RawWriteWin for Mandrake 9.2 and hd.img from the package. Restarted computer from floppy and nothing happened. Where I'm wrong?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:44 AM   #2
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did you enable floppy boot in bios?
did you md5ckeck the file before making the bootdisk?
did you try different rawmake versions because some are having troubles though?
are there any failures during boot or what happens exactly when you boot using the disc?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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Well, I changed BIOS, so it is booting from floppy. Here's exactly what I did:
1. I downloaded Mandrake from one of the mirrors.
2. I extracted iso files using WinRar 3.2 into root directory.
3. I found RawWriteWin in dosutils directory and used hd.img, with no avail, then hdcdrom_usb.img.
All I'm getting is:

SYSLINUX 1.48 MDK-Cooker Copyright (C) 1994-1999 H.Peter Anvin

on the screen {:-(
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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whats the purpose of the boot disk? if your trying to get a "rescue" book disk you can only do that under linux. the images provided on the cd are for booting an installation disk to setup linux and using the hd.img means that your setting up the disk to install from the harddrive
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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Well, I do not have CD burner ability on my Compaq Presario, so I was planning to use harddrive to install it. It's not possible? If so then 5 hours of download are to no avail. Please tell me how I go about using it?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 05:54 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jkdouglasusa
Well, I do not have CD burner ability on my Compaq Presario, so I was planning to use harddrive to install it. It's not possible? If so then 5 hours of download are to no avail. Please tell me how I go about using it?
To begin with, the network install is much better if you can do that.

I have never had a HD install work for me.

I know it is supposed to...maybe it's just me.

I have network installed a dozen times with no problem.

Network installs go much better than the CD install.

A network install on my 900 Mhz broadband setup takes 2-4 hrs. depending on what I get.

Sorry I can't help more than this...
 
Old 01-25-2004, 02:16 PM   #7
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hd install is a strange think only worked once for me but long time ago ok i would also say you should use a network install if you have a fast internet connection without volume paying ..
or get the isos burned by a friend of you or go to a shop and search for some pc news papers or linux papers because those often have linux versions on cd in their papers ..
 
  


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